Transboundary Issues and Shared Spaces

Perspective

As sustained high-level diplomacy with North Korea unfolds, the Korean Peninsula may well be on the cusp of momentous change, including in its potential science cooperation with international partners. 

Perspective

Science diplomacy activities have a long tradition in Europe, though concept itself and the discussion about its benefits have gained traction only recently when diplomatic services in Europe began using the term explicitly.

Perspective

Africa’s patchwork of nation-states is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the world’s abundant scientific and engineering expertise in order to address its myriad economic, environmental, and social challenges.

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While diplomacy and partnerships can foster progress, they will only be effective when scientific research is embedded in an environment of good governance and functioning democratic institutions.

In the Field

Growing attention of the importance of Antarctica to climate change and to global science and environment issues prompted a dozen experts from several countries and differing areas of expertise to discuss new challenges during a seminar aboard an Antarctic cruise liner.

Article

The S&T community not only has the potential to play a significant role in addressing global problems, but they can also be the change agent that strengthens the policy-science nexus at the global level of governance. 

Article

The current G7 proposal for a global ocean observing initiative is a valuable test case for the role of science in shaping diplomatic relations in the management of international spaces beyond national jurisdiction.

Perspective

Japan recognizes its link to the environmental changes occurring in the Arctic. Development of a national Arctic policy with a strong science and technology foundation is helping Japan successfully engage in Arctic issues.

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New Zealand's Chief Science Advisor and AAAS recipient of the 2015 Award for Science Diplomacy, Peter Gluckman, discusses the greatest challenges and opportunities for science within public policy. 

Perspective

Science diplomacy is becoming an increasingly visible part of the European Union's foreign policy, and it has evolved beyond science for continental strength to science for global hope. 

Perspective

Collaboration between Western scientists and scientists in the DPRK and Eritrea demonstrates that international scientific cooperation can overcome even the most obstructive political complications. 

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What makes international Arctic scientific collaboration successful, what are the pitfalls, and how can Russian and Western scientists build on existing relationships to expand scientific achievement in the Great White North?